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with Verna Sharpe

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 6 pm

Have you wondered how to preserve your memories in a creative way and rewarding way?  Do you want to get your photos off your phone so they can be appreciated?  Not sure where or how to start?  All you have to do is bring 3-6 printed photos and a taperunner and Verna will guide you in creating a beautiful scrapbook page with a fun border.  Turn your memories into a work of art! Class fee $15 Materials included, 1 12x12 scrapbook page with page protector, Curated paper pack with embellishments, Foam squares sample Optional: Students may purchase a taperunner at the class for $9.50

Instructor: Verna E. Sharpe, Creative Memories Advisor and Scrapbooking InstructorVerna is a Wells resident and has been scrapbooking as long as she can remember.  She has been teaching classes on and off for nearly 20 years.  She hopes to ignite enthusiasm and inspire others to preserve their memories and move photos into albums.  In her classes, she emphasizes individual creative expression coupled with a practical approach that fits the student's budget and lifestyle.

Cookie Decorating w/ Baked by Cam


with Casey Marsh

Calendar May 8, 2024 at 5 pm

Come learn how to decorate sugar cookies with me! Because of the demand and popularity of the decorated sugar cookies I have decided to teach a beginners class on how to decorate. I will provide 6 cookies and royal icing for decorating. Each month will have a different theme that I have preplanned. This is a beginners class so everyone is welcome! Check out my website at 

Instructor: Casey Marsh - Casey fell in love with baking years ago while baking annual Christmas cookies with her mother and grandmother.  She has always been a creative and artistic person (who also  LOVES to feed people) so it only made sense that she start a business doing just that! She is a fully licensed home baker. She completed the baking and pastry associates program at York County Community College, but the majority of her skills are self taught.

Stretch and Tone Session 2


with Judith Stark

Calendar May 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

(running for 7+ years)-This course is a low-impact, full-body workout to help tone muscles, increase range of motion, mobility and flexibility and help reduce stress.  You will move through a series of stretching and toning exercises that will elongate and strengthen muscles.  No experience is necessary.  Bring a mat for floorwork and light hand-held weights or 2 filled up water bottles to use during the toning section.  

7 Secrets to Mindful Organization -- How to Plan, Prioritize & Take Action to Save Time, Energy & Resources - NEW!


with Roz Applebaum

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 6 pm

Are you experiencing challenges in prioritizing & planning? Do you routinely lose important items? Do you find yourself always rushing and pressed for time? Are you neglecting key areas of your life? Are you overwhelmed? I challenge you to transform chaos and disorder into mindful organization. Replace old habits with proven techniques that give you a new-found freedom to be more productive, effective, peaceful and joyful. Learn practical list writing skills. Apply proven scheduling techniques. Make a plan to clear physical, mental and digital spaces. And much more!

Instructor: Roz Applebaum at, Roz is a 30-year veteran of the conference industry and a successful life coach. Juggling speakers, hotel logistics, audio visual, attendee demands, and a myriad of other conference details demands strong organizational skills. Today, Roz helps her coaching clients apply organizational skills to their daily lives to achieve short- and long-term goals while maintaining an ideal life balance. Roz lives in Southern Maine where she dabbles in various art projects, walks the beach daily with her Labrador retriever Conway, and engages extensively with her community, friends and family. She still has time to travel, go to the theater and practice healthy selfcare utilizing her core principles of planning, prioritizing and actioning.


Newport Mansion Trip


with Lynne Longworth

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 7:30 am

Back by popular demand, the Newport trip will be from May 22 to 23. We leave Wells at 7:30 a.m.   We arrive in Bristol Rhode Island for the Blithewold Manor where we will have a tour of the home and gardens, we will be having lunch there as well.   We then head into the town of Bristol for a tour of the home of Ethel Barrymore of stage and screen.   We then head into Middletown Rhode Island where we will be spending the night.  After checking in, we will gather for dinner. The next day we are on our way to tour 3 of the Newport mansions, before we return to Wells.  The price of the trip is $395.00 per person per double occupancy which includes entrance into 5 historic homes, two lunches, dinner, hotel and breakfast.  We will return to Wells by 6:00p.m.    This trip is limited to 7 people.  A reservation by April 1st is necessary to book your place on the trip.   

Full Course

Connecting with Younger Audiences


with Koriahn D. Quint

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Part 1: Understanding Generational Differences

Navigate a multigenerational workforce successfully by understanding the distinct experiences and influences shaping each generation. This course provides insights into societal events, parenting styles, and technological changes impacting generational "personalities." Learn to address challenges, foster respectful communication, and implement strategies for unity, enhancing collaboration and decision-making.

Part 2: Millennial Mindset

Millennials are now the largest generation of the US Workforce. Understanding their mindset and what motivates them is the key to maximizing job performance and work productivity. This course enhances managers' abilities to comprehend Millennial influences, break negative stereotypes, create appealing company cultures, and optimize daily interactions. Topics include values, technology, recruitment, expectations, conflict resolution, and insights into Gen Z.

**Zoom Option Available**

Nordic Walking


with Barbara E. McGranahan

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Walking with poles (snowshoes + poles with snow) burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety with upright stability, while reducing impact on lower body joints.  And Nordic Walking enhances mood and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year-round.  Suitable for the beginner exerciser to the active athlete.  Wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor seasonal weather. Bring your own walking poles (will need an asphalt rubber tip) or instructor-provided poles available: $9 lab fee payable at first class

Restorative Yoga


with Barbara E. McGranahan

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Restorative Yoga is a practice of conscious relaxation, using props in every posture to support your muscles in gentle, comfortable positions. There are NO Downward Facing Dog and Cobra that are the keystones of other popular yoga styles. Basic relaxation is the mainstay of a restorative yoga practice. Poses include gentle supine twists, supported forward folds, gentle reclining backbends and hip openers. The poses are held for anywhere from 3 to 30 min giving your body plenty of time to relax so that your mind can enter a quiet, meditative state. NO YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Destress before your weekend activities. Blocks and bolsters provided. Please bring a mat, blankets and any other props.

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